The Bible You Thought You Knew

The Bible You Thought You Knew

The Bible You Thought You Knew

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My name is Frank Spina and during my 46 years as a professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, I noticed that most people only know interpretations of the Bible, rather than the scripture itself. In this podcast, I will be your teacher and guide through the Bible that not many people are familiar with. As we unpack quintessential Biblical stories, you will gain an unparalleled understanding of the scripture and discover a new way to think about the bible you thought you knew. Be sure to subscribe and tune in each week!
  1. March 29, 2022
    20 min
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    The (Samaritan) Woman at the Well: Part 1
    Jesus is on the way to Galilee and stops at lunchtime in Samaritan territory where he meets a woman. What happens after? Tune in now to find out!
  2. March 22, 2022
    22 min
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    Nicodemus’ Nocturnal Interview with Jesus
    Nicodemus, a Pharisee and ruler in Israel, goes to Jesus at night; he has questions for him. What happens after? Find out now!
  3. March 15, 2022
    16 min
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    Questions and Answers Session
    Was Israel monotheistic? And is the God of the Old Testament the same as the God of the New Testament? Find out the answers today!
  4. March 08, 2022
    19 min
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    Eminent Domain: Ahab and Jezebel's Land Grab
    King Ahab wants Naboth's vineyard. When he tries to purchase it from him, Naboth refuses. However, that doesn't stop Ahab or his wife, Queen Jezebel, from plotting to steal the vineyard. What happens after? Lis…
  5. March 01, 2022
    23 min
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    Moses at the Burning Bush: Part II
    Today, we continue our story from last week's episode. Want to know how the tale of Moses and the burning bush ends? Tune in now!
  6. February 22, 2022
    24 min
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    Moses at the Burning Bush: Part I
    In today's episode, we learn about the story of Moses and the burning bush. What happens? And why is it one of the most important Bible tales? Find out now!
  7. February 15, 2022
    28 min
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    Moses Goes Toe to Toe or Face to Face With God
    In this week's episode, I discuss the story of Moses, Israel, and the golden calf. How does it go? Find out now!
  8. February 08, 2022
    27 min
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    Samson Ends It All In a Comic Tragedy
    In the final chapter of the Samson saga, Samson ends it all in a comic tragedy. Tune in to learn about the Monty Python-esque set of circumstances that led to the end of this biblical anti-hero!
  9. February 01, 2022
    24 min
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    Samson: Out of Control!
    Still curious about Samson? I continue his story in today's episode, so make sure to tune in!
  10. January 25, 2022
    24 min
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    Samson: Strong as a Lion or Dumb as an Ox?
    In this week's episode, we learn about one of the most famous characters in the Bible. Who am I talking about? Find out now!
  11. January 18, 2022
    30 min
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    How Can a Prophet Be Duped?
    Two prophets, a king, and a lion. This is one of the strangest stories in the Bible, and today, we're learning all about it.
  12. January 11, 2022
    25 min
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    Solomon's Wisdom: Blessing or Bane
    In today's episode, I'll be treating King Solomon's story. He was famed for his wisdom, but is that all there is to him? Find out now!
  13. January 04, 2022
    19 min
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    Q & A Session
    We start 2022 with a new questions and answer session, so tune in now to learn more about the Old and New Testaments!
  14. December 28, 2021
    23 min
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    (RERUN) The Untold Story of David and Goliath
    David and Goliath's story is as interesting as they come. How does it go again? Listen to this rerun episode to find out!
  15. December 21, 2021
    25 min
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    (RERUN) Why Should You Listen to the Podcast, The Bible You Thought You Knew?: The Devil is in the Details
    Why should you be listening to this podcast? Find out now!
  16. December 14, 2021
    31 min
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    Dinah: A Tragic Story
    In episode 51, we learned about Jacob's sons, Reuben and Judah. Today, we're meeting another member of the family: Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.
  17. December 07, 2021
    24 min
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    David’s ‘Hit List’ on His Deathbed
    David's passing and its consequences make for a fascinating story, which I'll be telling in today's episode of The Bible You Thought You Knew.
  18. November 30, 2021
    24 min
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    Jacob the Reformer
    Last episode, we talked about Reuben and Judah. Today, the star of the show is their father, Jacob himself.
  19. November 16, 2021
    35 min
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    Reuben and Judah: Brothers, Ancestors, Moral Evolution and Devolution
    Today, we discover the story of Reuben and Judah, two of Jacob's sons. Who are they? And what part did they play in Jacob's story? Find out now!
  20. November 09, 2021
    22 min
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    Isaac Front and Center
    In this week's episode, I discuss the story of Isaac and the Philistines, which appears in Genesis 26. Tune in to learn more!

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